Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy He gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 1:3  (NET Bible)

Picture of snowdrops courtesy of George Hodan

Thoughts on Today’s Verse

The God and Father of Jesus Christ is deserving of our thankful praise and eternal worship for His overflowing grace and His abundant mercy. He is FATHER with respect to Christ’s divinity and He is GOD regarding the humanity of our Lord Jesus and how we bless His wonderful name. This is my Father and this is your Father. This is my God and your God. Our praises stream back to the cruel cross and the Lamb, slain from the foundation of the world and our hallelujahs fly forwards to the glories set before us and our eternal home, for we are redeemed by His blood, born anew by grace through faith and resurrected with new life in Him.

It is a great and a glorious hope. It is a certain hope and positive hope – a hope anchored on God’s unchangeable promises and steadfast name. Though we delight in John as the apostle of love and Paul as our chief apostle of faith, we identify Simon Peter, as our great apostle of hope. Today we are strangers in a hostile world and sojourners in a place that is passing away, but our hope is securely grounded on Christ Who is our chief apostle and our great high priest. Let us live upright and godly lives in this present age as we wait for that blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, in Whom we trust.

My Prayer

Dear God and Father how we worship You for for Your overflowing grace and abundant mercy, by bringing us into Your family by the new birth and setting before us the living hope, through the  resurrection of our dear Lord Jesus from the dead. Thank You Father, in Jesus name I pray AMEN.


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